During the last minutes of sunlight, the westbound ZWSPPHX curves through Congress, AZ. This was one of several location that was realigned. Looking at a map the original alignment had much tighte... (more)
Long shadows stretch across the valley floor from the westbound Winslow to Phoenix z train on the approach to Date on the BNSF Phoenix sub.
Here is the westbound Winslow to Phoenix z train gliding down Hillside, near milepost 100 on the BNSF Phoenix sub.
Originating at Winslow, the westbound Winslow z-train is pretty dependable for afternoon shots, but usually pretty short. It averages around 2k feet, a good one will measure around 2.5K feet. Here... (more)
On April 19 an Eastbound BNSF is racing a fast moving storm which produced a little snow, although it did not stick.
BNSF 4578 leads the westbound ZWINPHX down the steep and curvy Pheonix sub, timed perfectly between clouds.
The Thunder Rolls! A westbound BNSF manifest screams west thru Tunnel 29, as a rare quick moving morning thunderstorm moves on my position... The front of the train twists into a 10 degree... (more)
BNSF 4578 leads a intermodal west through Verona. Those ATSF cantiilevers aren't long for this world as replacements have arrived on site.
I think I can, I think I can... Detouring over MRL following the closure of BNSF's ex-GN mainline due to flooding at Minot, an eastbound stack train grinds up the last few thousand feet to ... (more)
Hard at work, climbing Cajon and shining in the early morning hours